The Prince George’s County Police Department’s Homicide Unit has arrested 29-year-old Joseph Poteat for the murder of Marquita Wimms. Detectives developed Poteat, of the 1900 block of Rochelle Avenue in District Heights, as a suspect and issued a warrant for his arrest. Poteat turned himself into detectives with our Criminal Investigation Division today, October 20, 2015, at 12:30 pm.
On October 3, 2015, at about 10:45 pm, patrol officers responded to the 1900 block of Rochelle Avenue in District Heights for the report of a vehicle that crashed into a building. When they arrived, they found Wimms inside the vehicle suffering from a gunshot wound. She was taken to a hospital where she was pronounced dead.
Poteat is now at the Department of Corrections. He will likely be placed on a no-bond status.
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call the Prince George’s County Police Department’s Homicide Unit at 301-772-4925. Callers wishing to remain anonymous may call CRIME SOLVERS at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477), text “PGPD plus your message” to CRIMES (274637) on your cell phone or go to http://www.pgpolice.org and submit a tip online.